Fall Activities

Top 11 Places to Watch the Game

Looking for the perfect spot to watch the big game? We've got you covered!

July 9, 2021

The Block SLP

This St. Louis Park eatery, located in the Historic Walker Lake district, is the perfect place to watch the game with your four-legged friends. Hang out on their year-round, heated pawtio and watch the game in style. Try their signature broasted chicken with mashed potatoes – it’s worth the wait! They offer numerous vegetarian and vegan options, 36 draft beers, and their specialty: boozy milkshakes! There’s even a dog menu featuring muttloaf, pupcream, and dog beer. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus weekend brunch.
7007 Walker St., St. Louis Park

Exterior of Bunny's

Bunny’s Bar & Grill

Hop on over to this classic St. Louis Park neighborhood bar and watch the game on one of over 30 HDTV’s, including out on the patio. They carry most sports packages and will always try to put on your favorite game. In business for over 80 years, Bunny’s has won awards for Best Family Dining, Best Happy Hour, Best Sports Bar, and Best Hamburger. Snack on freshly made popcorn and enjoy generous servings of daily specials, such as meatloaf and lasagna. Feeling lucky? Play some pull-tabs to benefit the area hockey association. This is truly where the locals hang out.
5916 Excelsior Blvd., St. Louis Park

JJ’s Clubhouse

For over 25 years, JJ’s has been the place to hang out with friends and family in Golden Valley. With wall-to-wall TV’s (23 screens!), it’s also the perfect spot to watch your favorite sporting events. A classic American menu includes favorites such as pickle fries and cheese curds, pizzas and over 14 different types of burgers. On weekends, enjoy traditional brunch offerings from 10 am to 2 pm, complete with JJ’s big ole’ Bloody Marys and screwmosas. Bring your pup and relax on their tree-shaded patio. Or grab a basket of fresh-popped popcorn and join them for trivia and bingo.
6400 Wayzata Blvd., Golden Valley

The Local

With its cozy snugs and gleaming wooden pub tables, The Local West End is your go-to place for traditional Irish fare, watching the game and throwing back a pint or two. Flags, scarves and jerseys abound as dozens of soccer and rugby matches are broadcast live, bringing in supporters from different clubs and countries. Toast a victory with a perfectly poured Guinness or a shot of whiskey. Accompany it with the notoriously addictive whiskey-honey glazed chicken shots. Or go for the classics: corned beef & cabbage and fish & chips.
1607 Park Place Blvd., St. Louis Park

the spacious bar in The Loop

The Loop

The Loop is a high-energy, full-service restaurant offering a large variety of menu options, from salads and sandwiches to pizza and main dishes. With a classy, yet comfortable décor, you can watch the game inside on one of 22 TV’s or outside by the outdoor fireplace. You’re sure to get the best viewing angle when you cozy up to their 360⁰ bar. The big game being played on the West Coast or going into overtime? Don’t worry, The Loop has got you covered – they’re open until 2 a.m., seven days a week!
5331 West 16th St., St Louis Park

Park Tavern Bowling & Entertainment Center

Voted St. Louis Park’s Best Happy Hour – 2022 Sun Sailor Readers’ Choice Awards (+Best Hamburger, Place to Bowl)

In business for nearly 60 years, this St. Louis Park entertainment center has it all: full-service restaurant, 11th Frame Bar, bowling alley, games and arcade, darts, pool and a large patio with seating for 100! The restaurant serves all the classics, including pizzas, burgers, sandwiches, wings, salads and killer tator tots. Both the main dining room and the bar feature wall-to-wall TV’s. Come make friends with a whole room full of fans!
3401 Louisiana Ave. S., St. Louis Park

bowling area at Punch Bowl Social with TV screens

Punch Bowl Social

Punch Bowl Social is the perfect place for pre- and post-game tailgating and for more casual game watching. Big screen TV’s are lightly scattered throughout the bar and dining areas, which offer ample seating for groups of all sizes. Grab a glass of their signature punch, then get ready to get your game on. Choose from bowling, karaoke, giant scrabble, ping pong, billiards, bonzini, foosball, giant jenga, board games and card games. Oh, and they have food too – salads, tacos, burgers and lots of shareable plates.
1691 Park Place Blvd., St. Louis Park

Schullers Tavern

Voted Golden Valley’s Best Sports Bar – 2022 Sun Post Readers’ Choice Awards (+ Best Hamburger)

A family-owned fixture since 1929, Schullers is one of the last American roadhouses. Their menu features an array of burgers, sandwiches, and homemade pizzas. Nightly specials include Mama’s famous chicken pot pie, prime rib, and fish and chips. Grab a seat at the horseshoe shaped bar, play some bumper pool, and enjoy live music every Saturday night (September through May). And for a truly Minnesotan experience, take part in the meat raffle every Tuesday and Thursday.
7345 Country Club Dr., Golden Valley

Teresa’s Mexican Restaurant

Voted Golden Valley’s Best Mexican Restaurant – 2022 Sun Post Readers’ Choice Awards (+ Happy Hour, Margarita, & Family Dining)

For authentic Mexican cuisine, look no further than Teresa’s. Known for its fun, inviting atmosphere, this Golden Valley establishment is popular with locals and visitors alike. They serve classic dishes such as tacos, burritos, enchiladas, flautas, quesadillas, arroz con pollo and more, along with baskets of chips and salsa to accompany your favorite margarita. Be sure to leave room for dessert – they specialize in tasty treats such as chimicheese cake, churros, sopapilla, and fried ice cream!
5621 Duluth St., Golden Valley

bar area at Three One Six Bar + Grill

Three One Six Bar + Grill

With its sweeping views of Brookview Golf Course, you just might get distracted while trying to watch the game! Try the Three One Six burger, complete with a fried egg, bacon, and a sriracha bourbon sauce, or a beer-battered walleye sandwich with house-made tartar sauce and a side of fries or tots. Plus, when the Vikings play, happy hour lasts from noon – 8 pm!
316 Brookview Parkway S, Golden Valley

Yard House

Yard House is where beer aficionados come to watch the game. Enjoy more than 100 taps of the best American craft and import beers, plus a menu with more than 100 dishes made from scratch – and over 20 TVs for cheering on your team. Enjoy happy hour classics such as fried cheese curds and onion ring towers. Or try house favorites such as Nashville hot chicken served with fried sage and sweet potato pancakes or braised short rib ravioli with sun-dried tomatoes, asparagus, parmesan and a marsala cream sauce. They also have numerous vegetarian and gluten sensitive options.
1665 Park Place Blvd., St. Louis Park

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